Use a Hop Randall for Increased Hop Flavor and Aroma

Beer Filtration System

Pictured: Beer Filtration System and Hop Randall via Adventures in Homebrewing

The Hop Randall or Randalizer, originally referred to as Randall the Enamel Animal is the brainchild of Dogfish Head Brewery Founded Sam Calagione.  It’s designed to infuse beer with hops (or other spices) at serving time as the beer is being drawn from the tap.  Typically you would use whole leaf hops, but ingredients like spices can also be infused using a Randall.

If you’re looking for a Randall infuser for your homebrewing setup, here are some options:

  • Beer Filtration System and Hop Randall – via Adventures in Homebrewing.  Note: you need to select the optional 9 7/8″ stainless steel filtration unit to use this and a Randall.  About: “This filtration system allows you to push beer between two cornelius style kegs to clarify your final product more quickly. The filter and disconnects (DISCONNECTS ARE OPTIONAL) connect to the 3′ beer lines on each side with a stainless steel MFL connection making the line multifunctional. The 1 micron filter can only be used once so we have an option to buy additional filters.”
  • Bouncer Inline Filter [Bouncer Inline Beer Filter – BouncerMD inline beer filter (Mac Daddy) – both via Amazon] both can be used to both filter beer going into your fermenter and as Hop Randalls.  If you’re going to use the Bouncer for this, I’d recommend the larger MD version.
  • 10″ Hop Back/Hop Randall affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link
  • The Blichmann Hop Rocket – via Adventures in Homebrewing is a three in one device.  It can be used as inline filter, a hopback or a Randalizer.  Add on the Randalizer Kit to use it as a Hop Randall.

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